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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan

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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world
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Earning the Rockies
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how geography shapes America's role in the world
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Robert D. Kaplan
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eng
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"As a boy, Robert Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father tell evocative stories about traveling across America in his youth, travels in which he learned to understand the country literally from the ground up. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation of American geography often lost in the jet age. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that thrive on globalization, impoverished towns denuded by the loss of manufacturing--and paints a bracingly clear picture of America today. Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness--the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once--and how westward expansion shaped our national character, and should shape our foreign policy"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Earning the Rockies
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As a boy, Robert Kaplan recalls his father driving trucks across the country to earn a living for his family, a man who witnessed and understood America from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that benefit from globalization, impoverished small towns abandoned by the same--and paints a bracingly clear portrait of America today, including the anger and alienation that is currently giving rise to Trump and Sanders candidacies
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.097309048
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
E161.3
LC item number
.K37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-183) and index
Contents
Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A Continental Empire -- Notes on a Vertical Landscape -- Notes on a Horizontal Landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue
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ocn947954032
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780399588211
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016013488
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)947954032

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